About this time last year I wrote a post called Bullied by the Blog. My reflections on a blogging conundrum struck a chord with Edie of Will My Dog Hate Me? Her post, titled Also Bullied By My Blog, questioned the bigger issues of why we blog, what we hoped to get from our blogs, and –the all important– am I driving this blog, or is it driving me?
Edie also had the brilliant idea of inviting other pet bloggers to get involved! On January 10th, 2011 pet bloggers around the world held a community event – we all answered a list of standardized questions about our blogs. It was an opportunity to get to know each other, find out what drives us, learn a few tricks for making our blogs better, commiserate, inspire, and support each other. Probably the biggest benefit though, was that we all took a step back from our posting schedule and considered where we were hoping to take our blogs in 2011 – and then we wrote about our visions.
*I once heard that goals that aren’t written down are just wishes.*
As 2011 winds down, we’re anxious to pull up those posts and see how far we’ve come. Have our opinions about blogging changed over the year? Have we accomplished what we hoped?
Once again, we’re hoping you’ll join us. We learned so much last year and are dying to see how another year’s experience has seasoned the pot. Let’s celebrate 2011’s accomplishments and lay out our hopes for 2012 together.
Next week Edie and I will be posting the questions for this year’s Pet Blogger Challenge, which will take place on January 10th, 2012. A Linky list will open on January 9th at midnight, so it will be easy for you to find all the participating posts. In the meantime, please help us spread the word across the pet blogging community by sharing this badge on your blog.
Pet Blogger Challenge Badge Code:
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